Orange & Avocado Salad


This colorful salad would be a welcome addition to a Mexican-inspired meal.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings, about 2 cups each


Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup packed cilantro

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Pinch of minced garlic


  • 2 large oranges

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • ¼ cup slivered red onion

  • ½ cup Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette


  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Puree cilantro, oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  2. To prepare salad: Slice both ends off oranges. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a salad bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membrane; discard the membrane. Add greens, avocado, onion and vinaigrette; toss to coat. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 2 days.)


Make Ahead Tip: The recipe makes 1 1/4 cups dressing (Step 1); cover and refrigerate extra dressing for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Vitamin A 3290IU 66%
Vitamin C 53mg 59%
Folate 187mcg 47%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 48mg 11%
Potassium 701mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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